I am from NJ and am a retired police officer, my wife told me I had to find a hobby other than fishing because she said I was around the house too much. So I said, "OK, I will start shooting again, but that cost $$ and I don't want to hear about the costs". She said, fine, if it will get you out of the house. During my carrerr I shot semi-auto pistols and rifles for over 25 years (I was the firearms instructor for my dept) and I didn't want to go that route. Then I heard from some people about CAS, looked in it a little online and decided that it would be a fun way of doing something I enjoyed and I am a western movie fan, so here I am.
Currently I have a rifle and shotgun, but am researching pistols, unfortunately I desire pistols that have a drop safety, so uberti's are out and the only others are ruger and pietta or piettas under another name brand. Rugers are above my self imposed price limit and I would like to purchse the pietta under the Traditions Arms name, but they are hard to come by in my area.
Thanks for the welcome and hope to shoot with some of you this upcoming season.